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How to set the timing on a 1998 jaguar xk8 - XK8 Jaguar Cars & Trucks

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  • mbudro Feb 15, 2009

    I just replaced the head and gasket but i need to know how to set the timing with out spending hundreds of dollars on a specialty tool.

    It is a 1998 XK8

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If I understand you are working on timing chain. First you need a special tools. Second you need a lift to be able to set crank shaft in 0 position and lug on transmission flywheel with special plug. Third, lug two camshafts on each cylinder head with special tools. Install all your sprocket's with chains, hardware and tensioners. Strongly recommend to get professional help or someone familiar with this procedure. Don't forget, before you will get to timing chain, You must remove hood, valve covers, radiator with AC condenser, crankshaft pulley, timing cover, remove VVT solenoids with brackets and hardware, remove speed sensor on flywheel and so on. Good luck to you.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Adding coolant to a 1998 Jaguar XK8

if the coolant light is on or comes on when driving you MUST let the car cool down at lest 1 hour before doing anything, after this cool down time lift the hood [u.s.a.] or bonnet [uk] looking from the front of the car on the right hand side towards the back of the engine compartment is the coolant header tank,about 5inch square black in color [u.s.a.] colour [uk] with a large screw top and some rubber pipes coming from it,this should be topped up with coolant right to the neck of the screw cap when you remove the cap to top up the coolant unscrew it slowly as it may be under pressure you don't want hot 212F[u.s.a.] 100C [uk] coolant in your face do you.good luck.

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SOURCE: need to install radio antenna on 1999 jaguar xk8

on the base of the antenna mast is a chrome nut (14mm?) unsrew that, then turn radio on , it will eject the guide cable. then insert the new cable, turn radio off and wait like 15sec then the motor will take in the new cable then put the chrome nut back on> thats it

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SOURCE: i want to clear check engine light on 2002 jaguar xk8

go to autozone have them scan it and then clear it record the trouble code and then clear it another option is disconnect the battery both positive and negative and make a jumper wire between the 2 terminals make sure that you disconect the battery very importan

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SOURCE: my convertible top will not close lock and slow to come up

This is a VERY common problem with these xk convertibles. The most common is the fluid thickens up and the motor has trouble moving the top up and down. What you have to do is perform a convertible fluid flush, which is a pretty difficult task. Jaguar has updated fluid for this flush but it cost like 90 buck a quart, luckily you only need one but its pretty labor intensive. If your look at a dealership to perform this repair is pretty expensive.

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SOURCE: 1998 S-reg jaguar XK8 drives perfect until reverse

Seems likely it is just a transmission cable adjustment needed. Please see my whole note (not a musical whole note) above under Clarification...

I'd go to this site and read the info... http://www.europeantransmissions.com/Bulletin/DTC-jag/Jag/307-01.pdf

Best regards, Michael

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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